Touch Of Gray, Minglewood Blues, High Time, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Big Boss Man, My Brother Esau, Bird Song, Promised Land Box Of Rain, Iko Iko, Hell In A Bucket, Fire On The Mountain-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> Black Peter-> Throwing Stones-> Turn On Your Love Light, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
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Transcribed on 12/25/03 by JR Fishman fishmanj_98ATyahooDOTcom
June 21, 2007 Subject:
My first Show ever!!!!!
So there i am in philly, first year of college at lasalle u - i catch a u2 concert i think before this gig, and boom stumble into old school philly pre hate shakedown - ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
Lost my virginity - had a mesc lined j - sat right behind the board - still feel it.yes!!!!
October 7, 2005 Subject:
Goodbye Philly...it's been a more consistent run than NYC, but not reaching the same heights
1st Set: Friendly untense vibes continue from the day before with "Touch," though Jerry's got a frog in his throat. Tame casualness pervades through "Minglewood" as well. "High Time" is always a sweet surprise though Jerry requires a strong voice to carry it off. "Uncle" provides an easy mean lick. "Mexicali" is full of good cheer even if the music's only standard...Wait! was that planned? After 39 seconds we're singing "River;" oh well, there's not much of an auditory change because the music's craters are shallower than the ones on my face. (J/K) Hmmm...another venture into "Big Boss Man" territory. Instead of trying to sing the lyrics, Jerry gives us a three-quarters hearted snarl. Brent adds some deep tones, and the result is a better excursion than last. OhUhhh..I thought we had the last of "Esau," although one of the last ones I heard was actually palatable. Now, don;t get me wrong-a hungrier band would bring out the best in Bobby's awkwardly timed chord changes. This version's ok...rather mild but not irritating. Mmmmm..should I for "Bird?" Jerry's delicate tones are blending in well with Brent's coloring. The climax in the late 7's if earned if not overpowering. "Promised" needs a burst of vitrolic/engine fluid. Rev those motors, gentleman. (besides Brent, who's had a notcieably good run.) Nice plucky finish, Bobby and Phil.
2nd Set: "Box" is nicely nostalgic, but it dpes sounds weary. Alright, a bouncy Q-Bert "Iko." "Don't forget to watch plenty of TV, you might see this one on it." "Hell" is an over-the-top delight, but not one of my all-time faves-by any means. Yea, at least '87 had somewhat interesting set lists-"Fire" is a smoky choice which flows nicely. "Drums" is distant enough in spirit and "Space" increases the stakes and thereby the toll. The twisting road up to the spaceship's entranceway hyptnotized; I 'came around' and turned into "TOO." "Black is professionally handled. "Throwing" is certainly passable. "Lovelight" only becomes urgent during its final stages, but is a solid, uproarious way to end the show without falling into a forced "NFA" routine.
3 1/4 stars... Each show will bring you about the same level of enjoyment
July 22, 2005 Subject:
Hell in a Bucket
This version of Bucket is by far their greatest of all-time, their can be no argument made about, the energy and Bobby losing his mind at the end of the song was never matched or surpassed. Download this one just for the Hell in a Bucket
July 16, 2005 Subject:
Great sound quality. This version of Hell in a Bucket is their best...
September 18, 2004 Subject:
good sound quality here..it just sounds a bit low
August 20, 2004 Subject:
Stop That Train!
When the band went from Me & My Uncle into Mexicali Blues, my voice let out quite a loud, "BIG RIVER!".
Don't you know the band stopped in their tracks and, honest, played me a song. : )
Thanks guys, you're the best!
August 10, 2004 Subject:
First Show - Spent Half of it Backstage - Didn't Miss Much
I just turned 16 and got tickets for me and one of my best friends, who drove us up...damn near killing us. He scoured the parking lot for 'something' for so long that we walked in late, during High Time. I was lucky enough that my mother knew someone who got me a backstage pass, so I spent half of the show back there. I'll never forget the end of the show, at the bottom of the loading ramp behind stage...six brown grocery bags lined up in a row, with a band member's name in marker on each one...to this day I'll always wonder what goodies it held!! I thought the show was a B- at best, Jerry's voice was shot and too much Bobby country stuff, though he did rip it up. To cap the night, my friend's car died halfway home on I-95! Nevertheless, it was the start of a now 17 year deadication I just can't seem to shake and hope I never do!! Fare thee well, Jerry. Peace everybody!
July 24, 2004 Subject:
We went up and found 2nd row seats!!!!! The security guard on the rail in front of the girl in front of us was suppling the party favors. We swear to this day Garcia was staring right at us during Big Boss Man. High Time was epic. It was sweeeeeeet. Obviously I am biased. And like the other review states, Weir was a trip. Like they say, "the thin man spits!!!"
July 16, 2004 Subject:
GET THIS SHOW FOR THE HELL IN A BUCKET.BOBBY IS SCREAMIN AND HEALYS ECHOING AND THEN MORE BOBBY SCREAMIN.PLUS A HOT FIRE TO FOLLOW.A GREAT NIGHT AT THE SPECTRUM.